Hydrangeas are a symbol of Japan's rainy season, but they always remind me of my best friend.
Before the typhoon the hollyhocks on my way to work were, as seen here, around six feet tall. Now, though, only a couple stalks are as tall as they were in this photo. Most of them were knocked in half.
Sometimes, however, we stay in and David experiments with floating yen on a cup of water...
or with the camera and a flashlight.